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Taiji In The Park Starts First Week Of May

on April 30, 2016 - 11:42am


Free Taiji and Qigong practices begin next week at the Pavilion at Ashley Pond Park:

  • Thursdays 10-11 a.m., beginning May 5;
  • Saturdays 10-11 a.m. beginning May 7; and
  • Mondays 7-8 p.m. beginning May 9.

The program is for adults and children age 8 and up and no previous experience necessary.

Follow along, beginning with a walk around the pond to pick up trash, followed by simple stretching and the Taiji Qigong 18 Form routine. Go over the Yang-style 24 Form Taiji sequence twice, with limited instructions.

Instructor KokHeong McNaughton has been practicing and teaching different

Green Pumas And Galaxy Finish Strong In Duke City Soccer League

on April 30, 2016 - 11:24am

Los Alamos Galaxy U11. Photo by RMOrtiz

Los Alamos Pumas U11. Photo by RMOrtiz


By Los Alamos Football Club Coaching Staff

Following a 1-1 tie with the Rio Rapids Fuerte the week before, the LAFC Green Pumas won 3-0 with great team-play versus the Corrales Chargers. 

Abera Hettinga scored the first goal, easily tapping in a long cross delivered expertly from Stephen Boone. Goal two was cracked in hard and high by Lenny Svyatsky from an excellent delivery by Callum Mitchell.


Interment And Memorial Service For Jeanne Houtz

on April 30, 2016 - 11:13am


The final interment for Jeanne Houtz, who passed away on September 25, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:30 PM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM.

Her remains will be interred with her husband, Harry E. Houtz, who passed away in 1999. Friends of Jeanne are invited to attend this service.

Jeanne Carpenter Houtz, 93, died quietly in her sleep on Friday, September 25, 2015, in Chandler, AZ.

She was married to Harry Edward Houtz, Jr.


Los Alamos County Little League Opening Day Ceremonies Underway At North Mesa Baseball Fields

on April 30, 2016 - 11:04am

The 2016 Los Alamos County Little League season kicks off this morning at the North Mesa Baseball Fields. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Zia Realty Group donates bikes and helmets for the Little League Opening Day give-away event this morning at the North Mesa Baseball Fields. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Little Leaguers check out bikes donated by Zia Realty Group to be given away at today's opening day event at North Mesa Baseball Fields. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Udall Welcomes Roberta Jacobson’s Confirmation As Ambassador To Mexico

on April 30, 2016 - 10:21am
Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson. Courtesy/ 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a longtime advocate for Senate reform, released the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Roberta Jacobson as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.
“Roberta Jacobson is one the most qualified people ever nominated to be ambassador to Mexico.

LANL Puts Out Big ‘Help Wanted’ Notice

on April 30, 2016 - 10:12am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan at Tuesday's Community Leaders Update in Santa Fe talks about reshaping the workforce of the future. Courtesy photo

NNSA Field Office Manager Kim Davis Lebak touts the virtues of a steady budget. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

An aging workforce and natural attrition, more than budget growth, are pushing Los Alamos National Laboratory toward a hiring spree. The lab will be looking for scientists and engineers as always, but also for business services professionals, support staff, as well as craft and technical employees.

“Taken together,

FBI And Law Enforcement Partners Target Prison Gang In New Mexico - Seek Three Fugitives

on April 30, 2016 - 9:16am

FBI News:

A team of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers Thursday executed 22 arrest warrants (21 federal, one state) and search warrants on eight residences in connection with an operation targeting the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico (SNM) Prison Gang.

Nine individuals were arrested by teams composed of Albuquerque and El Paso FBI SWAT teams, U.S. Marshals Service, and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team. Another 10 defendants were transferred from the custody of the New Mexico Department of Corrections to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Three individuals remain at large

Obituary: Dorothy Wynell Kluk Nov. 15, 1926 – April 26, 2016

on April 30, 2016 - 8:23am

DOROTHY WYNELL KLUK Nov. 15, 1926 – April 26, 2016

Dorothy Wynell Kluk, age 89, of Los Alamos, NM, died peacefully in her sleep on April 26, 2016, with her devoted son, Michael, by her side. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her spouse, Joseph Roman Kluk; her parents, George Lonnie and Etta Pearl (White) Smith; and her brother and sisters, Odell Smith, Ruby (Smith) Bowen, Louise (Smith) Zimmerman, and Billy Jean (Smith) Wall. 

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Joseph Kluk of Highlands Ranch, CO; Michael Kluk (wife Emily) of Los Alamos, NM, four grandchildren, Brandon Kluk (wife


Del Norte Credit Union Announces 2016 DNCU Scholarship Winners

on April 30, 2016 - 8:11am

DNCU News:
  • Seven New Mexico students win $1,000 for higher education

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co‐op, has announced the winners of the DNCU Scholarship program for 2016. The seven winners will receive $1,000 each toward the higher education program in which they are enrolled in the fall of 2016. 

DNCU Scholarship winners for 2016:

  • Nicholas Koskelo – Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos;
  • Shania Martinez – Española Valley High School, Española;
  • Victoria Lovato – Mesa Visa High School, Ojo Caliente;
  • Kyana Montoya – Pojoaque Valley High School,

Living Well Los Alamos: Pressure Canner Care And Maintenance

on April 30, 2016 - 7:34am
Los Alamos
Well maintained equipment is key to a successful canning season. This is especially true for pressure canners. To begin, check any rubber gaskets for cracks.
Rubber that has dried out, cracked or broken can result in a loose seal and not being able to reach the appropriate pressure. New gaskets can be purchased from the manufacturer or at our local hardware store. With metal-to-metal canners this is not a concern. Check that all vents and parts are working properly.
Tighten any loose handles if necessary.

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Presents 'Radiant Spring' Concert May 7-8

on April 30, 2016 - 7:31am
Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Photo by Richard Huelster
SDCC News:
Capping its first year with music director Andrew Schmidt, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its spring concert, “Radiant Spring,” over Mother’s Day weekend.
The 38-year-old chorale will perform at 7 p.m., May 7 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, in Los Alamos, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8 at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Avenue, in Santa Fe.
The concert’s pieces will celebrate light, love and passion.

Saturday's Class Of 2016 'Paint Fight' Postponed

on April 29, 2016 - 10:20pm

The Class of 2016 'Paint Fight' scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Saturday has been postponed due to a problem in shipping. Students will be informed once a new date is scheduled for the event. Courtesy photo

Obituary: Gloria Louisa Cordova July 31, 1938 – April 18, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 10:12pm

GLORIA LOUISE CORDOVA July 31, 1938 April 18, 2016

Gloria Louisa Cordova, long-time Los Alamos resident, passed away on April 18, 2016 after a 16-month struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Gloria was born in Trinidad Colo. on July 31, 1938. After high school she joined the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and graduated from their Mount St. Joseph College with a B. S. degree in chemistry. She taught math and chemistry in high schools in Denver and Trinidad, and then after leaving the community, moved to Los Alamos where she taught chemistry at the high school for 10 years.

In 1979 she


Los Alamos Police Seek Public's Help Identifying Suspects

on April 29, 2016 - 3:26pm

Anyone recognizing these suspects is asked to call LAPD at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a theft of a motor vehicle case that was reported this month in Los Alamos County. 

The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male and female suspects as seen in the surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $250 to anyone who has information on the identity of the two suspects.  Anyone with information can call L.A.

Obituary: James (Jim) Lowell Anderson April 23, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 3:15pm


James (Jim) Lowell Anderson, 77, of Boulder, CO passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016.


Jim was born in Santa Rita, NM and grew up in the Grant County area of New Mexico and was a long-time resident of Los Alamos, NM. Jim attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, and earned a in Chemistry in 1961 and a M.S. degree in Chemistry 1963.  In 1966 he earned a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.


Atomic City Children's Theater presents Disney The Lion King KIDS At Pinon This Weekend!

on April 29, 2016 - 3:05pm


ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater are proud to present their production of Disney The Lion King KIDS. All of your favorite characters from the classic Disney film and hit Broadway musical are here – Simba, Nala, Scar, Pumbaa, Timon, Zazu, and of course, the Rafikis!

Disney The Lion King Jr. will be presented this Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pinon Elementary School.

ACCT’s Co-Directors, Daren Savage and Kelsey Cline are very proud of their young cast.

Obituary: David W. Carroll Dec. 3, 1947 - April 26, 2016

on April 29, 2016 - 2:57pm

DAVID W. CARROLL Dec. 3, 1947 - April 26, 2016

David W. Carroll, 68 of Los Alamos passed away Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

He was born on December 3, 1947 in Portland, Oregon and lived in the Pacific Northwest until moving with his family to Los Alamos in 1955. He graduated from the Los Alamos High School in 1965 and the University of Northern Colorado in 1969 with a degree in Industrial Arts and Meteorology.

He worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 42 years until retirement in April 2012.

David is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janice, his


New Mexico Environment Department Solicits Comments From Citizens In Los Alamos Thursday

on April 29, 2016 - 2:53pm
New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn speaks to citizens on the revisions to the Compliance Order on Consent Order which governs hazardous waste cleanup by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of the public and NMED staff listen to Katherine Roberts, director of the Division of Resource Protection at NMED, as she gives an overview of the changes  to the Compliance Order on Consent Order which governs hazardous waste cleanup by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

TALES OF OUR TIMES: Who Picks Up Trash In Space?

on April 29, 2016 - 1:37pm
Tales of Our Times
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
Who Picks Up Trash In Space?
“Space trash” and “space junk” are terms for the man-made litter that is floating in space or otherwise stuck there. Much of it orbits Earth. We know the problem is real when we hear about the Orbital Debris Program Office of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

What all is whizzing around out there? By NASA’s accounting, the mess of it would fill a few junkyards if it were dumped in one place.

LASO Presents All Russian Concert With Guest Soloist Cármelo de los Santos

on April 29, 2016 - 1:16pm
Cármelo de los Santos performs tonight with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Leko Machado
Conductor David Chavez leads the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal Monday evening in the LAHS Band Room. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present an All-Russian concert this evening at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church.

Conductor David Chavez has chosen an exciting all-Russian program with the Festive Overture of Dimitri Shostakovich, the Violin Concerto in D Minor of Aram Khachaturian

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on April 29, 2016 - 12:29pm
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Report: Proposed BLM Methane Waste Rule Will Increase Production, Revenue In San Juan Basin

on April 29, 2016 - 9:10am



new study by the Conservation Economics Institute has found that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed methane waste rule will have a net positive impact on oil and gas production and revenue in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin.

An analysis of more than 8,700 low-producing natural gas wells in two counties in the San Juan Basin, San Juan and Rio Arriba, determined that BLM’s rule will have little to no negative impact on these marginal wells.

Police Host Drug Take Back Day Saturday ... Health & Safety Day May 7

on April 29, 2016 - 8:57am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is hosting its annual Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:

  • Smith’s Marketplace parking lot at 751 Trinity Dr.; and
  • White Rock Visitor Center at 115 N.M. 4.

This drug diversion program is a part of a national initiative by the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Health & Safety Day

The Los Alamos Police Department also

Auditor Keller Launches Statewide Procurement Study

on April 29, 2016 - 8:37am

State Auditor Tim Keller

Multi-agency special audit will assess state purchasing practices


SANTA FE – Today, New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller announced that the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is conducting a statewide procurement study.

The State Auditor selected multiple agencies for the special audit due to their roles in procurement oversight: the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), the General Services Department (GSD) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT). The study will focus on a variety of aspects of state purchasing such as sole-source

Air Force Research Laboratory Names Dr. Kelly D. Hammett As New Energy Director

on April 29, 2016 - 8:06am
Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, passes the Senior Executive Service flag to Dr. Kelly Hammett. Photo by Todd Berenger
AFRL News:
KIRTLAND AFB  The Air Force Research Laboratory has named Dr. Kelly D. Hammett as the new director of its Directed Energy Directorate.
In addition, Hammett is being promoted to the Senior Executive Service, the highest classification of civil service employees. Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello, Commander of AFRL at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, traveled to Albuquerque to preside over the April 25 promotion ceremony.

AFRL’s Directed Energy